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This article outlines the conditions for growing truffles in the South-West of Western Australia.
Western Australia has many insect and mollusc pests (snails and slugs) that can affect the quality and yield of vegetable brassicas crops.
Apple looper (Phrissogonus laticostata) is a native insect that damages fruit in apple orchards and vineyards in the South West of Western Australia.
The common auger beetle, Xylopsocus gibbicollis, is a native insect that attacks grapevines in the South-West and Great Southern regions of Western Australia.
Eutypa dieback is caused by the fungus Eutypa lata which is a prohibited organism in Western Australia. It is a major trunk disease of grapevines that reduces yields and kills the vine.
Many practices are transferable from a conventional system to an organic system of growing mangoes.
The underlying principle of organic crop production is "healthy plants grow from healthy soil". It is a whole system approach and, as far as practical, a closed system.
Transition to a system of organic mango production will vary according to your situation and current management system.
Leaf eating ladybirds are a relatively minor pest of potatoes in Indonesia and Western Australia, but should be monitored.
Avocados have an unusual flowering behaviour that is affected by temperature, particularly cold conditions which can impact on the level of fruit set.